The collection features the highest concentration of the sustainably harvested Repêchage Laminaria Digitata Seaweed Filtrate, naturally occurring niacinamide and two forms of hyaluronic acid, plus age-fighting peptides, adenosine, red algae, Caesalpinia spinosa and chrysin.
Guest speakers at the event included Lynelle Lynch, founder and owner of Bellus Academy and president of Beauty Changes Lives; and Paul Dykstra, CEO of Cosmetologists Chicago and CIDESCO USA.
Lynch discussed how Beauty Changes Lives is affecting the professional beauty industry by empowering individuals with mentorship, inspiration and scholarships. To help do that, the nonprofit is guiding prospective beauty pros through their entire career path from being a student to a seasoned professional and business owner.
Dykstra shared the recent advancements for CIDESCO USA, which includes launching programs this year at Bellus Academy. As chairman of CIDESCO USA, Repêchage founder and CEO Lydia Sarfati will work closely with the organization to positively impact the future of aesthetics education and professionalism in the U.S.
Following the product launch, guests enjoyed lunch at Robert, located atop The Museum of Arts and Design, where Sarfati presented the annual Repêchage President’s Awards, given in various categories to an establishment or person that demonstrates aesthetic excellence and dedication to the elevation of the industry. This year’s awards winners included:
Award of Excellence (Public Relations): Paola Giovanettoni of Repêchage Italia
Award of Excellence (Retail Superstars): The Wax Specialists (Manchester, NH)
Award of Excellence: MassageLuXe (Davie, FL)
Dedication to Community Enrichment: Steve Hightower, Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa (Atlanta)
Dedication to Industry Standards of Excellence: Paul Dykstra, Cosmetologists Chicago and CIDESCO USA
Rising Star (Distribution): Repêchage Estonia
Dedication to Advancement in Esthetics Education: Lynelle Lynch, Bellus Academy
Heart of Beauty Award: Brenda Le Grange, Spa E (Miami)